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Atlanta Braves Coach Placed on 'Administrative Leave'

4/29/2011 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been placed on "administrative leave" -- after he allegedly hurled several gay slurs at male fans during a game in San Francisco last weekend.


As we previously reported, a family of four -- including two 9-year-old girls -- went public with their accusations this week ... claiming McDowell made several homophobic remarks toward fans at AT&T Park ... and then mockingly proceeded to simulate gay sex with a baseball bat.

The father of the family claims he confronted McDowell -- who allegedly responded by approaching him with the bat, and saying, "How much are your teeth worth?"

McDowell has since apologized for the outburst -- but the Braves have suspended his coaching duties pending an investigation into the allegations.

UPDATE: GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios just released a statement, telling TMZ, “It remains to be seen whether the Atlanta Braves will take real disciplinary action and send a clear message that there is no place for anti-gay remarks or violent threats in baseball."

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Roger - you washed up LOSER. Without these fans you would not have a job. How would you like if someone said your daughters were sluts, ops what did you say with that bat - they are. You are probably depressed because your wife is banging guys while you are away.

1273 days ago

Gsharon 710    

I guess everyone at the game under 21 can sue for being soooooo hurt. It does not matter if they saw it or not. The rest of us can sue Gloria. Who knew she was going to have a threesome for us to see?

The coach was wrong about the threats, but Gloria seemed more concerned about learning to rub that bat the right way. Of course with the help of the huuuuuuurt father. No professional should act this way and there is NO REASON those children should have witnessed their father getting it on with Gloria and a bat, and only freaks would have been thrilled with the bat lesson.

Look BATWOMAN, your time has passed go play bingo or make quilts, or fill up a photo album with all the stupid antics you have blessed the world with.

1273 days ago


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1273 days ago

Phil Alger    

So like when do we get to go back to being just us, and tell people to **** off! We can only be so correct, then one day we will explode!

1273 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

geezze. i had forgotten how sensitive boys (men) really are!! waah waaah crying for every little boo-boo. imagine if they had a vagina. they'd be sobbing and crying, unable to stop their tears. :C

1273 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

well as long as the homosexual community keeps all their open hostility against the 'norm' or the 'normal' all tucked away and secret, hidden from all the 'wonderful, open hearted people' they need as donation givers, it is better for them, than making public displays thereof. it's oh so honest and oh so precious that way.

1273 days ago


Gays are so gay!!!

1273 days ago


Those kids hear worse in school. They probably say worse. It's just some childish adults that could dish it out but could not take it.

1273 days ago


The fact is that the victim isn't gay. He was threatened having his face beaten with a baseball bat in front of his children. Any of you who defend this man, well, tell you what, how much are your teeth worth, cuz I'm coming over with my sledge hammer. Don't cry like a little b*tch when I do!

1273 days ago


Okay John, you are first. What is your address? You want to send it to me offline? Come on now, you can dish it, why don't you want to take it? How about you, en Todo Momento? How much are your teeth worth? You sound a little gay to me. Time I hit you with a baseball bat, stand up. Give me your address. I am rich, I can go anywhere in the country, tomorrow. Don't go crying if I do!

1273 days ago


McDowell is an ass but the person who said he "simulated gay sex with a baseball" might not be much better. Sex with baseball bats is not just for gays.

1273 days ago


but its ok for KOBE to say it, and then pretend someone else said it

1273 days ago


As he should be. I don't like Gloria Allred, but on this one she's very right. Her antics, however, could have been a bit different, i.e., we didn't need to see the demonstration. That is one scenario where a demonstration was not necessary. Effective maybe, stupid, yes.

1273 days ago


and its always necessary for GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios to make a statement when any such remarks are made even in regards to conduct in baseball because apparently society just wouldn't know what to make of them without it.

1273 days ago


" mockingly proceeded to simulate gay sex with a baseball bat."

I don't care who you are... that's funny.

1273 days ago
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